The price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) domestic cylinder has been hiked by Rs 50 per cylinder in Delhi on Sunday. A 14.2 kg gas cylinder in the national capital will now cost Rs 769 (for non-subsidised cylinders) from 12 AM Monday onwards.
This is the second price hike in the month of February, reported news agency ANI. Earlier, the non-subsidised liquefied petroleum gas prices were hiked by Rs 25 on February 4, 2021 across the four metro cities.
The hike comes at a time when the prices of petrol and diesel prices touched all-time highs across the four metros on Sunday after oil marketing companies increased the rates by around 30 paise for the sixth straight day. In Delhi, the price of petrol was hiked by 29 paise from Rs 88.44 to Rs 88.73 per litre, and diesel was increased by 32 paise from Rs 78.74 per litre to Rs 79.06 per litre, according to Indian Oil Corporation. In Mumbai, the revised petrol and diesel rates stood at Rs 95.21 per litre and Rs 86.04 per litre respectively.
Indian Oil, the country's largest fuel retailer, supplies LPG under the brand Indane. Usually, the rates of non-subsidised LPG cylinders are reviewed on a monthly basis and any changes effected on the first day of each month. Cooking gas rates vary in different parts of the country due to local taxes.
Presently, the government subsidises 12 cylinders of 14.2 kilograms each per household every year. The customer has to make any additional purchases of LPG cylinders at the market price.